Jagan orders Internet at all schools in Andhra Pradesh by March 2023
Andhra Pradesh YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday directed that a monthly audit should be done at schools, where renovations were carried out under 'Nadu Nedu'
HYDERABAD: Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday directed that a monthly audit should be done at schools, where renovations were carried out under 'Nadu Nedu', to assess amenities and other aspects.
The Chief Minister stated during a review meeting that the scope of the audit should also cover the utilisation of the maintenance fund and a hotline number (14417) should be displayed for receiving complaints.
In regards to the distribution of Vidya Kanuka kits, the Chief Minister stated that uniform tailoring fees should be paid to the mothers of the students on the first day of school itself; parents' committees should be made active in the school's operations and frequent meetings should be scheduled to discuss the school's development. The action plan to release the whole kit in June of next year is being prepared, according to the officials.
The Chief Minister reiterated that village clinics should be given control over hygienic conditions and the quality of the water they use for drinking and that these clinics should provide reports on a regular basis explaining the best course of action. Infections caused by poor sanitation and tainted water would drastically decrease as a result.
The authorities said that, in accordance with the Chief Minister's directives, village/ward secretariats would be responsible for maintaining schools while women's police, welfare and education assistants and SOP had been established to detail their roles. ANMs would visit once a month.
Photographs depicting problems that require attention from senior officials would be uploaded by the Secretariat employees. According to the Chief Minister, one MEO at the mandal level should handle academic matters and the other should handle administrative matters.
The Chief Minister stated that all schools should have internet access by March 2023 and that the first phase of classroom digitization should be completed. In addition to smart TVs and interactive TVs, the government will purchase 5,18,740 tabs pre-loaded with Byjus content.
According to the officials, Rs 512 crores will be spent on installing 72,481 TVs in classrooms over a period of time. The first stage of digitization will be finished by March of next year, according to the officials.